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Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted
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Women in Chhattisgarh helped sway poll mandate from BJP to Congress; anger palpable in seats when fewer men voted

Of the 21 constituencies in Chhattisgarh where more women voted than men, the Congress won 17 seats, while the BJP bagged only two and the other two went to the BSP and JCC.

24 MLAs in newly-elected Chhattisgarh Assembly are facing criminal cases; charges include assault, intimidation
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24 MLAs in newly-elected Chhattisgarh Assembly are facing criminal cases; charges include assault, intimidation

As many as 24 of the 90 MLAs in the newly-elected Chhattisgarh Assembly have declared that they are facing criminal cases.

Chhattisgarh Election Results updates: Congress' Bhupesh Baghel says people gave 'befitting reply' to BJP
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Chhattisgarh Election Results updates: Congress' Bhupesh Baghel says people gave 'befitting reply' to BJP

Chhattisgarh state unit chief Bhupesh Baghel Tuesday said people have given a befitting reply to the ruling party, which indulged in corruption during its 15 year of rule.

Chhattisgarh Elections: State headed for possible post-poll alliances as exit polls throw up divided verdict
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Chhattisgarh Elections: State headed for possible post-poll alliances as exit polls throw up divided verdict

The lack of clarity indicates an unsure future for the BJP after 15 years of governing Chhattisgarh, where the Congress has steadily increased its vote share in the past three elections.

Chhattisgarh polls: EC rejects claims of inconsistent voting percentage, but widely differing figures cause concern, require inquiry
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Chhattisgarh polls: EC rejects claims of inconsistent voting percentage, but widely differing figures cause concern, require inquiry

While the State Election Commission declared the final polling percentage the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections as 76.35 percent, the Directorate of Public Relations pegged the figure at 76.60 percent.

Pahadi Korwa farmers in Chhattisgarh aren't complaining about low MSP, but ground reality of govt effort has them in fix
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Pahadi Korwa farmers in Chhattisgarh aren't complaining about low MSP, but ground reality of govt effort has them in fix

The Pahadi Korwa tribe in Chhattisgarh says that their traditional form of agriculture is important to ensure their own sustenance, but the state Forest Department has issued orders against some practices.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018: 71.93% polling, faulty EVMs and missing names from voter lists mark phase two
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018: 71.93% polling, faulty EVMs and missing names from voter lists mark phase two

The second and final phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2018 on Tuesday saw a voter turnout of 58.47 percent till 4 pm, amid EVMs malfunctioning and missing names from voters' lists.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election LIVE updates: Over 50% polling recorded across state in second phase; parties spar over faulty EVMs
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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election LIVE updates: Over 50% polling recorded across state in second phase; parties spar over faulty EVMs

Chhattisgarh Assembly election phase 2 LIVE updates: At 2.30 pm, over 50% voting was in Lundra, Ambikapur, Bilaigarh, Kasdol and Balodabazar. Lundra saw a polling percentage of 62%, Ambikapur 55%, the EC reported. Meanwhile, parties continued to spar over faulty EVMs with the Congress blaming the BJP for tampering of the voting machines.

Chhattisgarh election phase two voting today: State heads to polls amid heightened security; 1,079 candidates in fray for 72 seats
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Chhattisgarh election phase two voting today: State heads to polls amid heightened security; 1,079 candidates in fray for 72 seats

In Chhattisgarh, the BJP aims to win a fourth consecutive, while the Congress is seeking to end the saffron party's reign in the state after 15 years.

Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh's Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in district
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Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh's Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in district

One of the unique traits of the ongoing Chhattisgarh elections is that the issues that drive voters to the booth are local in nature, and speeches on "Urban Naxals" and the Ram Mandir don't resonate on the ground.

Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh: Congress chief challenges Narendra Modi to debate on Rafale 'anywhere, anytime'
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Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh: Congress chief challenges Narendra Modi to debate on Rafale 'anywhere, anytime'

Stepping up his attack on Narendra Modi in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi challenged the prime minister to participate in a debate over the details of the Rafale fighter jets deal.

Naxal attacks intensify around Chhattisgarh polls: Five, including 4 BSF jawans, injured in Bijapur in latest strike
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Naxal attacks intensify around Chhattisgarh polls: Five, including 4 BSF jawans, injured in Bijapur in latest strike

Two days after phase one of Chhattisgarh Assembly election, five security personnel, including 4 BSF jawans, and civilian were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast detonated by Naxals in Bijapur district. The attack took place near the district headquarters.

Seats in Chhattisgarh's sensitive red corridor saw 18% lower voter turnout in first phase of polling than in 2013
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Seats in Chhattisgarh's sensitive red corridor saw 18% lower voter turnout in first phase of polling than in 2013

Security forces said it was more of a challenge to bring people out to vote in the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections as people were hesitant to step out due to the Naxal threat to boycott the polls.

Phase 1 of Chhattisgarh polls concludes: Voters in CM Raman Singh's Rajnandgaon constituency swear loyalty to no one
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Phase 1 of Chhattisgarh polls concludes: Voters in CM Raman Singh's Rajnandgaon constituency swear loyalty to no one

In Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, 80-year-old Baghela Yadav cast his vote in Kutheri village on 12 November, which was the first phase of elections for the state's Assembly. He has voted in every election that has taken place in the past, however, when asked, "Aapne kin muddo ke adhaar par vote kiya hai (On the basis of which issues have you voted)?", he responds with a blank look.

Residents of Chhattisgarh's Lakha village, displaced for construction of Kelo Dam, vow to boycott BJP in polls
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Residents of Chhattisgarh's Lakha village, displaced for construction of Kelo Dam, vow to boycott BJP in polls

Nearly a decade has passed since the Kelo Dam was constructed in Chhattisgarh, but many displaced villagers are waiting to get full compensation from the BJP government that took over their land.

Chhattisgarh's Naxal belt votes in phase one; 56.58% turnout recorded till 4.30 pm; insurgents attempt to disrupt process
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Chhattisgarh's Naxal belt votes in phase one; 56.58% turnout recorded till 4.30 pm; insurgents attempt to disrupt process

Chhattisgarh kickstarted the five-state Assembly election this year on a moderate note. Voting in first phase in 18 constituencies began at 7 am on Monday. Till 12.30 pm, voter turnout was recorded at 23 percent, a poll official said.

Five Naxals killed, five CoBRA jawans injured in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur amid voting in phase one of polls
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Five Naxals killed, five CoBRA jawans injured in encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur amid voting in phase one of polls

The encounter broke out between CoBRA forces and Naxals around 12.20 pm in Bijapur's Pamed village in Chhattisgarh, where voting is on.

Chhattisgarh election 2018: Farmers in Kanker district agree BJP govt failed them, but say can't trust Congress entirely
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Chhattisgarh election 2018: Farmers in Kanker district agree BJP govt failed them, but say can't trust Congress entirely

The farmers in Chhattisgarh's Kanker village agree that the government has failed the agrarian community, but big farmers are largely supportive of the BJP for their campaign of vikas (development).

Chhattisgarh election: 18 seats, 190 candidates, over a lakh security personnel; all you need to know about first phase of polls today
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Chhattisgarh election: 18 seats, 190 candidates, over a lakh security personnel; all you need to know about first phase of polls today

The Chhattisgarh elections are a triangular contest between the BJP, Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-CPI alliance, with 190 candidates in the fray for 18 constituencies in the first phase.

Chhattisgarh elections: Maoist hotbeds go to polls in phase one; officials hopeful of good turnout
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Chhattisgarh elections: Maoist hotbeds go to polls in phase one; officials hopeful of good turnout

Twelve of the 18 constituencies going to the polls in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh elections are located in the Maoist hotbed of Bastar, the biggest Maoist stronghold in the state.